Knight Frank’s Head of Residential in the Asia Pacific region, Victoria Garrett, talks through her career from London to Dubai to Singapore, revealing how her teams across Asia have adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
International buyers continue to view London property as a safe haven, says Knight Frank.
Reynald Lapitz helmed the recent £84m refurbishment of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. He’s now running John Caudwell’s luxury property business on the French Riviera, including transforming the historic Hôtel Le Provençal into super-prime resi.
Top-end estate agency Beauchamp is re-opening its London and international offices after Coronavirus lockdowns, and has ranked the “detail and quantity of procedures” for Covid-19 safeguarding in each of its country locations: Israel is the most “comprehensive and stringent”, followed by Greece then France. The UK and USA currently offer relatively less in the way of guidance and/or regulation.
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) could help to kick-start the post-pandemic building industry around the world, predicts Savills, while delivering more energy-efficient homes more quickly and more cost-effectively than traditional methods.
Following the Beckham’s rumoured £20m splash at One Thousand Museum, developers confirm that Manchester United star Paul Pogba has bought a holiday home at the ‘groundbreaking’ scheme
New prime property with park views command a 34% price premium globally, says Knight Frank, rising to 75% for a view of one of London’s Royal Parks. Now, as the Coronavirus lockdown shines a light on the importance of open green spaces, a UK think tank has suggested taxing those who live nearby to help pay for their upkeep.
Described by agents as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, the only private estate on the Île Sainte-Marguerite – where the infamous ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was held during the 17th century – has been listed for sale on the open market.
Dollar millionaires now control nearly a third of the world’s total private wealth, reports Wealth-X, after “a decade, and more, of plenty” – a period that has been ended by the pandemic.
The Tesla founder appears to be following through with his pledge to sell ‘almost all physical possessions’, starting with $140m worth of luxury properties in California